UFC 205 Press Conference: Conor McGregor exchanges words with Eddie Alvarez, predicts first round KO

UFC 205 Press Conference: Conor McGregor exchanges words with Eddie Alvarez, predicts first round KO

It was only a matter of hours before the fans knew who will headline UFC 205 and now Conor McGregor (20-3) and Eddie Alvarez (28-4) are already engaging in heated arguments at the UFC 205 press conference on Tuesday.

UFC president Dana White made it official that McGregor’s next fight will be Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship in New York. Rumor has it that Jose Aldo would be his next bout and even White himself stated that he wanted to see a rematch between the two.

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As usual, McGregor made his presence felt at the press conference, exchanging barbs with his opponent and making bold predictions.

“I have nothing against him,” McGregor said. “I run New York. I run this whole (expletive). And ‘Mystic Mac’ predicts I’m going to KO you inside one round.”

McGregor have made bold predictions in every fight he was in and facts state that those predictions came true. However, if his prediction of a first round KO against Alvarez would not happen, McGregor said he would do anything necessary to leave UFC 205 with two championship belts, MMA Junkie reported.

“He’s chinny – he has no chin,” he continued. “He gets cracked, he gets dropped. It’s happened throughout his career. He’s a weathered fighter. He’s on his way out. He’s very, very lucky to be in the position he’s in. One round it will take me to knock him out.”

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According to ESPN, McGregor is vying to become the first fighter in the history of the UFC to hold two titles simultaneously and the third to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes.

“I’m gonna wrap one [belt] on one shoulder and the other on the other shoulder,” McGregor said at the UFC 205 press conference. “And you’re gonna need a f—ing army to come take them belts off me.”

UFC 205 will go down on Nov. 12 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, the first MMA fighting event in the city after almost two decades.

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